There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Athens by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Athens (ATH) VIE - ATH

$93 - $273

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Train, bus Siamos Tours  •  24 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$132 - $204

Bus Siamos Tours  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 902 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$94 - $118

Bus Eurolines HU  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 902 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

$102 - $167

Train, bus Slovak Lines  •  28 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava hl.st. Rex
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Athens

$118 - $125

Train, night train  •  34 h

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd D
  2. Take the night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$128 - $232

Drive  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Athens 1073.3 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Athens is to bus which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 25 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Athens is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Athens. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Athens via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Athens. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Athens via Novi Beograd, Beograd centar and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h.

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The distance between Vienna and Athens is 1283 km. The road distance is 1717.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 35 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Vienna to Athens, including transfers.

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Vienna to Athens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Athens train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs 75€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 25 h 9 min.

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  • Distance: 801.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Vienna to Athens every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Athens via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest in around 25 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Novi Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Beograd centar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
14 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $55
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $55
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Athens
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Vienna to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 8:59 PM in Vienna and 9:59 PM in Athens.

Vienna to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Athens is 1717 km. It takes approximately 17 h 9 min to drive from Vienna to Athens.

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Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3826+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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